In the world beyond our daily lives, there are some big important issues to sort. The world's resources are dwindling, the population is growing and the weather's out of control.
The world needs people who can take it on.
The most valued jobs and in-demand people in the future are going to be the ones who help tackle the tough problems and find smarter ways to organise the things that really matter, like feeding the planet, improving our quality of life and safeguarding our world for future generations.
We are Lincoln University. We were founded in 1878, back in the day when New Zealand was an agriculture-based society and the rest of the world made sheep jokes. But how the times have changed! With 20% of the world's jobs now in land-based industries, our students are often drafted into professional roles before they even graduate.
When you come to Lincoln, you become part of something special. Certain qualities rub off and stay with you for life - qualities that make you think of the future, roll your sleeves up and do something about it. We call it the Lincoln Effect.
We're not exaggerating when we say 'the world needs Lincoln, the world needs you'. There's only one university like us, and only one you. So be part of the Lincoln Effect and get yourself here.
Lincoln University, New Zealand's specialist land-based university.
Primary production is at the foundation of our national economy. Seventy percent of New Zealand’s merchandise export revenue is from the primary sector – and that number is growing. Land-based sectors employ around 20% of the New Zealand workforce.
However, of the 22,500 graduates each year from the tertiary education system in New Zealand, only 300 have degrees in agriculture, horticulture and dedicated environmental management – that’s just over 1%. This means demand for those graduates well exceeds supply. Feedback from the industry is overwhelming: “We need more graduates”.
Study in agriculture and horticulture covers a wide range of disciplines including biology, chemistry, plant science, animal science and soil science, but can also incorporate management, economics and food science, enabling you to cultivate a rewarding career based on your strengths and areas of interest. Career opportunities are wide-ranging, from farm and horticultural consultancy, farm management and property management, through to rural banking and valuation, agribusiness, and the fertiliser, seed and livestock industries.
Studying at Lincoln University means you will be learning from some of the very best researchers and lecturers in this field and accessing the most up-to-date industry knowledge. We use real-world examples and practical experiences to equip our graduates with the knowledge, skills and values to immediately make a difference in jobs across all areas of agricultural and horticultural production and related industries. Students also develop transferrable skills during their qualification, including time management, and communication and IT skills, fundamental in any workplace.
The world population is growing rapidly, with the prospect of reaching 10 billion by the middle of this century. At the same time that population is changing, with growing wealth and a burgeoning middle class in some of the world’s fastest developing countries. That evolving demand is putting greater pressure for resources on an already stretched environment – one that is being transformed through environmental concerns, such as urbanisation, resource depletion, loss of biodiversity, air and water pollution, and climate change.
Lincoln University is the foremost specialist university in land-based issues. Studying environment with us means seeing and understanding the bigger picture, and focusing on some of the largest and most complex problems the world faces today. Our real-world focused subjects include Environment and Society, GIS and Environmental Informatics, Land and Society, Māori and Indigenous Environmental Management and Water Management.
You’ll be learning from some of the very best researchers and lecturers in this field and accessing the most up-to-date industry knowledge. Our emphasis on real-world application means Lincoln University environment graduates are ready to take on any challenge and are immediately employable. Students also develop transferable skills during their qualification, including time management, and communication and IT skills, which are fundamental in any workplace. This prepares graduates for employment in a broad range of industries and sectors, and a wide range of career opportunities.
Studying business and commerce at Lincoln University opens up a world of opportunities in a range of industries, from food to fashion, agribusiness to supply chain management. Our business and commerce qualifications cover a wide spectrum of subjects, including agribusiness, accounting and finance, food and resource economics, IT, marketing, supply chain management and global business, production management, rural finance, valuation, agricultural management and property management.
With many employers seeking the unique combination of skills provided by our business and commerce qualifications, Lincoln University graduates are in high demand. We offer a deliberately specialised suite of qualifications which include core business skills needed regardless of your ultimate career path - opening up a world of possible jobs. For example, our Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing degree equips students with an applied knowledge of core business concepts and the specific commercial considerations of the multi-billion dollar primary production industry. It’s the first programme of its kind in New Zealand, and was developed using industry input.
Studying at Lincoln University means you will be learning from some of the very best researchers and lecturers in their field and accessing the most up-to-date industry knowledge. We use real-world examples and practical experiences to equip our graduates with the knowledge, skills and values to immediately make a difference in the workplace.
Students also develop transferrable skills during their qualification, including time management, communication and IT skills which are fundamental in any workplace. Our emphasis on real-world application means our graduates are ready to ‘hit the ground running’ and are immediately employable. Many of our students take advantage of Lincoln University’s partnership with employers to secure a career opportunity before they graduate.
Lincoln University’s design and technology qualifications address the key issues of protecting the future and living well. Landscape architecture and information technology are both disciplines that help to maintain and enhance our lives while balancing the demands of economies, societies and the environment.
Landscape architecture uses a combination of science and art to create outdoor spaces that promote better ways of living. In 1969, Lincoln University founded New Zealand’s first professional qualification in the field, making our Landscape Architecture programme the most established in the country.
Students of Lincoln’s School of Landscape Architecture (SoLA) are exposed to a broad mix of design, ecology, planning, field tours and real world projects. You’ll work with landscape on a range of scales, and be taught how to sketch, map and communicate your ideas, as well as learn firsthand from leading designers.
Landscape Architecture graduates are sought after all over the world because of their strength in design and planning, their ability to think critically and creatively, and due to the real-world experience they gain during their studies.
Information technology is an intrinsic part of our lives, and the ability to use it well differentiates businesses, industries and even countries. Our IT programmes focus on using computing technology to solve problems in the real world, whether on-farm, in the office or out in the wild. We teach courses relating to programming, systems analysis, databases, end user computing, GIS, sensors, and robotic and autonomous technologies. The knowledge you learn from us will equip you for a broad range of career opportunities in the IT sector.
When you study design or technology subjects at Lincoln University, you will learn from some of the best researchers and lecturers in their respective fields and access the most up-to-date industry knowledge. We work closely with industry to ensure our qualifications in these areas provide our students with the skills required to make a lasting contribution to their chosen field. We don’t train for the first job. We educate for a career.
If you are interested in people and communities, Lincoln University’s qualifications are a great choice. Our people and society qualifications address the key issues of ‘protecting the future’ and ‘living well’. The disciplines of sport and recreation management, tourism management, land and property management, and Māori and indigenous studies play major roles in the wellbeing of New Zealand’s economy and its people.
Tourism contributes to 15% of the country’s total export earnings. Designed in consultation with industry, our tourism programme gives students a broad comprehension of the sector at all levels, while also providing management training. This is a skill fast becoming a prerequisite for a career in tourism.
The market value of sport and recreation to the New Zealand economy is estimated to be more than $5 billion, with gains in productivity and health benefits valued at over $1 billion. Our sport and recreation programmes cover sport and society courses, event management, sport and recreation management, and issues associated with offering professional sport and recreation services to communities.
Studying property at Lincoln University will provide you with the ability to make decisions in both the urban and rural property fields, that benefit businesses, consumers, society and the environment. You will gain a wide range of practical skills, giving you an edge over your competitors when applying for a job in the industry.
Our Māori and indigenous studies programmes involve appreciating that Māori and other indigenous communities have a unique association with the environment, which affords them specific knowledge and a cultural framework for engaging with the natural world.
Our programmes provide students with the knowledge and skills to work competently with communities and advocate across many environmental and related social, political and economic issues.
When you study society, people and sport related courses at Lincoln University, you will learn from some of the best researchers and lecturers in their respective fields and access the most up-to-date industry knowledge. We work closely with industry to ensure you are equipped for a broad range of career opportunities.
A global population of approximately 9.2 billion people by 2050, combined with the effects of climate change, will result in a land, water and food security crisis. This is one of the key issues facing the global population in the near future. To address this issue, there is a continuous need for cutting-edge research to inform and upgrade industry knowledge.
Lincoln University is a highly research-intensive university. Our research revenue per academic is ahead of other universities by about 30 percent. We aim to continue to grow that percentage while using the calibre of our research to reinforce the value of our teaching.
Studying science at Lincoln University covers a range of courses involved in the use, management and stewardship of land, including agritech, conservation and ecology, food science, bioprotection and biosecurity, and land, water and environment.
We also lead the way in viticulture and oenology, with the first cool climate wine production programme in the English-speaking world. We have graduates employed in leading winemaking regions all over the world. As well as the very best researchers and lecturers in this field, students studying viticulture and oenology also have access to the Centre for Viticulture and Oenology (CV&O) based at Lincoln University. This is a leading research centre designed to help increase the economic value of the New Zealand wine industry and provide the expertise required for its further development.
Across all science disciplines, we use real world examples and practical experiences to equip our graduates with the knowledge, skills and values to make a difference. Students also develop transferrable skills during their qualification, including research and analytical skills, time management, and communication and IT skills.